I love smoothies and even though we are moving into Fall that will not stop me from making my yummy blended beverages. I always make a conscious effort to use fruits and vegetables that are in season and support local farmers.
I want to share some of my favorite fall smoothie recipes starting with apples. There are about 7,000 varieties of apples in the world with the most common varieties being found in the U.S.—Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Gala, and McIntosh. So switch up those apples 🙂
Apple Green Smoothie
This is my favorite post-workout smoothie! Blend together one apple, handful of spinach, banana and 6oz. of almond milk, water or apple juice.
Apple Cider Smoothie via TheFitFork.com
Blend together 6 ounces almond milk, 2 ounces apple cider, ½ cup unsweetened applesauce, ½ frozen banana and ½ teaspoon cinnamon and pinch of nutmeg. Add ice, as needed, to achieve desired consistency.
Apple Ginger Green Smoothie via TheCreeksideCook
Love the flavors of apple and ginger together. This you must try!
Do you have any apple smoothie recipes? Please share 🙂
As I sit here trying to fight off this looming cold, it got me thinking that during cold and flu season we need to do MORE of what we do (during other times of the year) like exercise, get plenty of rest and eat more colorful fruits and veggies to stay healthy. Another way to ward off colds and flus is by boosting your immune system during cold/flu season. Keep in mind, if you do get sick that the stronger your body is, the faster you get back on your feet. Consume a diet rich in fruits and vegetables that contain immune-boosting antioxidants. Check out these two yummy immune booster smoothies:
IMMUNE BOOSTER SMOOTHIE
2 cups spinach
1/4 cup carrots
1/2 cups orange juice
1 cup water
2 cups frozen strawberries
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1 cup nonfat or low-fat vanilla soy milk
1 cup frozen raspberries
1 medium ripe banana
½ cup orange juice with one ice cube
More smoothie recipes – 4 TASTY (AND HEALTHY) BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE RECIPES
Nothing like a good green smoothie! Consuming green smoothies is an easy way to get green leafy vegetables in your diet. Make your custom green smoothie at home. Note – puree them to maintain the fiber!